Radio Caroline

Bob Scott with the captain and wife on the MS Fredericia (1st Caroline ship)

View from the mast on the MS Fredericia (1st Caroline ship)

Johnny Scott on the MS Fredericia (1st Caroline ship)

Alan Clark, AA, Mike Storm, Leon Keezer, Graham Gill, Paul Dubois, I can't remember the girls name (she worked in the office and Chris Carey was sleeping with her when his wife was away), Henk (an engineer), Henk's wife and van der Kamp. The two people at the back are a strange couple called Koller and Otten.

Blik op een hut in het onderste gedeelte van Caroline South (credit Colin Nichol)

De foto's tonen de reddingsboot uit Walton on Sea. De meiden waren met hun zeilboot op drift geraakt, Caroline schakelde de kustwacht in met deze twee fotos als resultaat (credit Colin Nichol)

De Inn -of Pub zoals je het wil noemen- was in Sussex en was de verblijfplaats van Tony Windsor, wanneer hij aan land was (credit Colin Nichol)

Caroline south transmitter (credit Colin Nichol)

Caroline south transmitter (credit Colin Nichol)

MV Mi Amigo on the beach


George Hare has generously shared his collection of photos of the Fredericia taken in Greenore, and some taken during a trip aboard the Mi Amigo for a mystery lady. There's a shot of the Galaxy in there too!
With the exception of the large photo of the Fredericia at sea (which has no information on the back) the photographs are the work of Bruce Fleming and Barratts Photo-Press Ltd of Fleet Street. We have been unable to obtain any information about the latter company. Bruce has very kindly allowed us to reproduce his pictures, although he believes that the copyright probably rests with Ronan O'Rahilly, who commissioned them. Bruce recalls travelling to Greenore with publicist Les Perrins and David Plock for the secret photographic assignment, but was somewhat sceptical of Ronan's plan and had no idea that the ship he was to photograph would become a legend in radio history. Bruce has photographed many other legends over the years, but mostly people rather than ships.
Many of the pictures below have been enlarged from contact sheets, i.e. the strips of prints that photographers make directly from their roll of film, for the purpose of identifying the best shots for enlargement.


Ronan with publicist David Plock

A visit to the Mi Amigo for a young lady that so far, we have been unable to identify

Sometimes you just can't get a decent shot without putting your foot in it

The red cross indicates that this photo was chosen from the contact sheet. It appeared in the publication 'Radio Caroline and its stars' and a modified version appeared in the Radio Caroline annual 

MV Frederica voor de sluizen van IJmuiden, maart 1968
Chris Vermeulen was die dag in maart bij toeval in de haven van IJmuiden toen hij een hoge mast ontwaarde op zee aan de horizon. Bij toeval ook een camera bij zich. Onderstaande dia's zijn niet eerder getoond
(c) Chris Vermeulen Zutphen

Mi-Amigo 1973

Mi Amigo gladde zee (foto Schuurbiers)

Mi-Amigo 1978

Mi-Amigo in de Amsterdamse houthavens